A blend of 1911 and CZ 75, the DWX has a lot of standard features such as a 19+1 9mm capacity, a 1913 Picatinny rail, a square hammer, and a flat trigger. (Photo: Dan Wesson)
Billed as a dream match using DNA from two of the most iconic handguns of the old and new world, the new Dan Wesson DWX has been announced.
Teased Monday evening through Dan Wesson’s social media accounts, the new gun has a release date only of “2020” and is promised in both full-size and compact variants.
“It started as an experiment — a grand melding of Dan Wesson and CZ pistols,” says the company. “Borrowing the crisp single-action fire control group of a DW 1911 and combining it with the ergonomics and capacity of a CZ, the resulting pistol emerged as something great.”
Using a locked-breech barrel system and a CZ-style takedown, the 9mm DWX incorporates a 5-inch match-grade barrel without the 1911’s link system or barrel bushing. However, it contains many 1911 parts while coming to the party with a 19+1 magazine capacity based on the CZ P-09/P-10 and aluminum CZ 75 grips.
The DWX has an adjustable rear sight, aluminum grips, an ambi thumb safety, a fiber-optic 1911-style front sight, CZ Shadow 2 style rear sight, flat K-style trigger, and checkering on both the mainspring housing and front strap. (Photo: Dan Wesson)
“With so many ways to tune and customize, the DWX is sure to shine in USPSA Limited Division!” holds Dan Wesson.
Without polymers other than in the fiber optic front sight, weight is 43-ounces on the standard DMX with an 8.5-inch overall length. A DWX 40 S&W version, with a 15+1 capacity, is also billed as coming soon. The DWX Compact version will use the grips and mags of 75 Compact.
MSRP on the DWX line is expected to be $1,799. This puts the gun in the same ballpark as new all-metal tactical/practicals pitched to competition shooters such as the Walther Q5 Match SF, Beretta 92X Performance and others.